Phon.o

Black Boulder

Black Boulder

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Background

Phon.o, the boy with the dot in his name and the dubby background, started to play records with his buddy Apparat in the early 90s far in the darkest reaches of the ruff'n'tuff Harz mountains, in former East Germany. 1997, seeking new and bright horizons, our boy moves to beautiful Berlin and is given the keys to his first apartment: a dingy shoebox which even the Russians had left unoccupied during their stint in Berlin.

During the wet autum of 1998 he started to create his own "music" and emerged in the spring of 2000 with his first release, on Cytrax (Kit Clayton and Dj Jasper's itchy, noisy, dubby Californian techno label). Phon.o then found himself misled, used and abused by the notorious big rock'n roll swindler, T.Raumschmiere, who connives him into joining his gang Shitkatapult. Fire does take its toll on those who wield it and Phon.o eventually realized the need for an image change. He enrolled in the Kunsthochschule Berlin (KHB) in the fall of 2000 and began studying Communication design. As a next chapter Chris De Luca and Phon.o joined forces in spring 2006. This unconventional combination of intergalactic hip hop, ghetto beats, sexy booty IDM and dirty techno goes beyond typical contemporary genre boundaries. In 2008 the results of CLPs dirty collabo got released as the EP Ready Or Not on Boysnoize Rec. including remixes by Diplo and Mixhell and as an eclectic, genre blending Hip Hop album called Supercontinental on Shitkatapult. In 2009 the boys did not take a rest while worldwide touring and kept on releasing. Following CPL Phon.o - in search for his next sound - did remixes for the likes of Modeselektor, Boys Noize, Schlachthofbronx and Robot Koch.

In 2011 Phon.o started to release on Modeselektor's 50 Weapons label with a new sound somewhere between the grooves of UK-Funky and Dubstep and the classic Berlin dub-techno-school of Basic Channel/Hardwax. For many Phon.O has been producing some of his dopest material just now. His 2 singles in 2011 have been compared to the best moments of Burial and expectations for his debut album "Black Boulder" are high.

"Black Boulder" delivers exactly what the 2 pre-singles "Slavemode/Abbey Road" and "ABAW723/Sad Happiness" hinted on. A fresh blend of bleepin' Technoid Garage, the usual Dub elements and even 2 ear-catching vocal tunes featuring Pantasz of Bodi Bill fame and Tunde Olaniran, child of an American social-activist mother and Nigerian Christian immigrant father, who grew up and lived in Germany, Nigeria, England and the US.

While the first 4 artist albums on 50 Weapons have all been debut albums, this one isn't. On the other hand it feels like one, since this is the successful reinvention of an artist who has been active in various styles for over a decade.

Tracklist

  • Play Nightshifts
    04:45
  • Play Phon.o feat. Pantasz - Twilight
    04:36
  • Play Yudasi
    02:00
  • Play Die Maschinistin
    04:53
  • Play Black Bolder
    03:40
  • Play ABAW 723
    04:26
  • Play Mosquitoes
    05:07
  • Play Phon.o feat. Tunde Olaniran - Leave a Light On
    03:41
  • Play Slavemode
    05:18
  • Play Hope Light
    04:13
  • Play 12th
    06:12

Benjamin Damage

Up / Acid Bath

Up / Acid Bath

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Garnier

AF 4302 EP

AF 4302 EP

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Phon.o

Cracking Space Pt. 1

Cracking Space Pt. 1

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Bambounou

Take It Out On Me – French Fries Remix / Ignition – Laurent Garnier Remix

Take It Out On Me – French Fries Remix / Ignition – Laurent Garnier Remix

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Addison Groove

Addison Groove presents James Grieve

Addison Groove presents James Grieve

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Truncate

Pressurize EP

Pressurize EP

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Various Artists

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Bambounou

presents Best Of 50WEAPONS 2013

presents Best Of 50WEAPONS 2013

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Bambounou

Ignition / Take It Out On Me

Ignition / Take It Out On Me

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Moderat

Bad Kingdom - Head High & Marcel Dettmann Remixes

Bad Kingdom - Head High & Marcel Dettmann Remixes

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Cosmin TRG

Terminus Abrupt – Legowelt Remix / Noise Code – Miles Remix

Terminus Abrupt – Legowelt Remix / Noise Code – Miles Remix

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Benjamin Damage

4600 EP

4600 EP

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Anstam

The Remixes: Moderat “Gita / Anstam's Dustified Dance Edit" / Siriusmo “Stinky Wig / Anstam's Bustified Breaks Edit"

The Remixes: Moderat “Gita / Anstam's Dustified Dance Edit" /  Siriusmo “Stinky Wig / Anstam's Bustified Breaks Edit"

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Cosmin TRG

New Structures For Loving - Marcel Dettmann Remix / Noise Code - Lee Gamble Remix

New Structures For Loving - Marcel Dettmann Remix / Noise Code - Lee Gamble Remix

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Shed

The Dirt / Fluid 67

The Dirt / Fluid 67

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Untold

Targa / Glare

Targa / Glare

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Benjamin Damage

010x - Truncate & SCNTST Remixes

010x - Truncate & SCNTST Remixes

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Addison Groove

with Sam Binga "BS3 EP"

with Sam Binga "BS3 EP"

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Various Artists

50 Weapons of Choice # 30-39

50 Weapons of Choice # 30-39

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Modeselektor

with Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team "Negativity - Bambounou Remix"

with Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team "Negativity - Bambounou Remix"

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Benjamin Damage

Delirium Tremens - Robert Hood & Benjamin Damage Remixes

Delirium Tremens - Robert Hood & Benjamin Damage Remixes

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Phon.o

Schn33/Go

Schn33/Go

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Cosmin TRG

Gordian

Gordian

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Bambounou

Full Of Feelings

Full Of Feelings

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Benjamin Damage

Heliosphere

Heliosphere

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Marcel Dettmann

Linux / Ellipse

Linux / Ellipse

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Benjamin Damage

pres. Best Of 50 Weapons 2012

pres. Best Of 50 Weapons 2012

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Dark Sky

Myriam EP

Myriam EP

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Bambounou

Orbiting

Orbiting

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Addison Groove

I Go Boom - DJ Rashad & Doc Daneeka Remixes

I Go Boom - DJ Rashad & Doc Daneeka Remixes

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Anstam

Stones & Woods

Stones & Woods

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Benjamin Damage

Swarm / Headache

Swarm / Headache

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Addison Groove

Adventures In Rainbow Country

Adventures In Rainbow Country

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Various Artists

50 Weapons Of Choice # 20-29

50 Weapons Of Choice # 20-29

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Bambounou

Cobe EP

Cobe EP

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Atoms For Peace

Tamer Animals / Other Side

Tamer Animals / Other Side

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Shed

The Killer

The Killer

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A Made Up Sound

Malfunctions

Malfunctions

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Cosmin TRG

Vertigo / Sommer

Vertigo / Sommer

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Anstam

First Sprout EP

First Sprout EP

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Addison Groove

Transistor Rhythm

Transistor Rhythm

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Shed

The Praetorian / RQ-170

The Praetorian / RQ-170

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Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka

They!Live

They!Live

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Marcel Dettmann

Deluge / Duel

Deluge / Duel

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Addison Groove

Addison Locked Groove

Addison Locked Groove

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Anstam

Dispel Dances

Dispel Dances

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Phon.o

ABAW 723 / Sad Happiness

ABAW 723 / Sad Happiness

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Cosmin TRG

Simulat

Simulat

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Dark Sky

Radius EP

Radius EP

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Various Artists

50 Weapons of Choice # 10-19

50 Weapons of Choice # 10-19

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Cosmin TRG

Fizic / De Dans

Fizic / De Dans

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Anstam

Baldwin / Carmichael

Baldwin / Carmichael

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Phon.o

Slavemode / Abbey Road

Slavemode / Abbey Road

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Anstam

Albert / IL62

Albert / IL62

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Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka

Creeper / Infamous

Creeper / Infamous

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Cosmin TRG

Separat / Izolat

Separat / Izolat

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Falty DL

I Can't Breathe / Large Flash

I Can't Breathe / Large Flash

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Benjamin Damage

Arnaud & Bernard / Zeppelin

Arnaud & Bernard / Zeppelin

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Modeselektor

Art & Cash (Bok Bok / Roska Remix)

Art & Cash (Bok Bok / Roska Remix)

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Various Artists

50 Weapons of Choice # 02-09

50 Weapons of Choice # 02-09

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Modeselektor

Art & Cash (SBTRKT Remix)

Art & Cash (SBTRKT Remix)

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Moderat

The Unofficial Mixes Of Moderat Pt #1

The Unofficial Mixes Of Moderat Pt #1

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Modeselektor

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002

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Modeselektor

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001

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